Veterans Day events

November 09, 2006

SMITHSBURG - A Veterans Day ceremony will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Veterans Park with guest speaker Retired Maj. Carlo Belella, U.S. Air Force.

AMVETS Post 10, David Madock of Band 'O One, Smithsburg High School Band and members of Girl Scout Troop 255 will participate.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Pleasant View Memory Gardens will host a Veterans Day celebration Saturday at 2 p.m.

Programs and flags will be distributed to visitors as they enter the property. A new veterans garden will be dedicated.

Guest speakers will include retired U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. John Wright; West Virginia Vice Commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart James Grose; and Barbara Corbin from the Veteran Affairs Medical Center.

For information, call Pleasant View Memory Gardens at 304-267-2111.

WILLIAMSPORT - The annual Veterans Day service sponsored by Williamsport American Legion Post 202 will be Friday at 11 a.m. at 400 S. Conococheague St.


The ceremony will include a performance by the Springfield Middle School Band and a memorial wreath laying.

Several officials of the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion will speak.

An event honoring veterans from the area will be held Saturday from 1:15 to 4 p.m. at the Valley Mall food court.

Sponsored by Valley Mall and The Herald-Mail Co., the event will feature music, entertainment, refreshments, a tribute wall, speakers and a World War II panel discussion.

There also will be a video salute to veterans.

For information, call 301-733-5131 or 800-626-6397, ext. 4509 or ext. 2433.

Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 and the post's auxiliary will sponsor the annual Veterans Day ceremony honoring all veterans Saturday at 11 a.m. in front of the Washington County Courthouse.

This year, veterans of World War II will be specially honored. Speakers will be members of the post who served in the war.

A musical tribute titled "Before You Go" will be presented.

Military, service and civic groups will lay wreaths during the ceremony.

SHARPSBURG - Antietam Unit 236 of the American Legion Auxiliary will host a wreath-laying ceremony honoring all veterans Saturday at 11 a.m. in the town square.

The Speener M. Hose Veterans Dinner - a salute to all veterans - will be Friday, Dec. 8, at Elks Lodge 378 on Robinwood Drive.

U.S. Marine Corps retired Maj. Gen. Greg Corliss will be guest speaker for the event sponsored by the Joint Veterans Council of Washington County.

Pearl Harbor survivors will be specially honored on the 65th anniversary of the attack.

Cocktails are at 6 p.m. and dinner will be at 6:30 p.m.

The cost is $20 per person and may be paid by check to Joint Veterans Council and sent to Harold H. King, 11839 Bradford Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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